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Vedas are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four vedas viz., Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. They were compiled by Sage Vyasa.

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Do Vedas/Smritis sanction genocide of non-believers (buddhists etc)?

Among the most famous hagiographies of Adi Shankara is the Madhaviya Shankara Vijaya. This work has significant importance in advaita tradition. https://www.advaita-vedanta.org/avhp/sankara-vijayam....
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Which Vedic verses say that human life-span is about 100 years?

I'm looking for a list of all Sanskrit verses and their translation from all four parts of the Vedas (i.e., saṃhitās, brāhmaṇas, āraṇyakas and upaniṣads) that suggest either directly or indirectly ...
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What is meaning of heart here?

I was reading following line from This link 'As all waters find their centre in the sea, all touches in the skin, all tastes in the tongue, all smells in the nose, all colours in the eye, all sounds ...
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Why do we not have the technology used by Ravana, or others in EPICs? [closed]

My questions are about all the supernatural weapons and things used. If everything was oral tradition, I agree and respect that as well. Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things? You can ...
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Why Gautama, the Buddha said about 3 Vedas only? [duplicate]

The Sutta Nipāta 1026 (P.303) mentions about 3 vedas only. His age is a hundred and twenty years, by clan he is a Bāvarī, upon his body appear three signs, Three Vedas he has mastered all. We ...
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Differing Facts between Puranas

Now, the Sushruta Samhita says that, the number of bones in the human body is three hundred . The Vishnu Smriti (institutes of Vishnu ) following the orthodox ( Vedic ) non -medical opinion on the ...
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Is Jesus really one of the disputes of Sidhas in Himalayas? [duplicate]

I came to know that Jesus in his childhood, in spite of giving respect to his father Joseph's words, came to India to learn magical talents and spirituality from Sidhas in Himalayas. After learning ...
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Does any Purana describe Dasharajna war?

I read about the Dasharajna war in Vedas. But, in Vedas the description of the war is very less. Does any other scripture like Itihasa or purana describes about Dasharajna war?
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Was there ever a mortal restored to life after having succumbed to death?

I heard that the son of Brihaspati was restored to life. Was there ever an ordinary human being restored to life after death?
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How to do abhivadan in Sandhyavandana

I was recently studying Sandhyavandana, and I am confused how to do Abhivadan for non-bramhins. Since in abhivadan a person has to say his gotra with pravaras and Kshatriyas/Vaishyas don't have ...
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What is the meaning of Atharva Veda 6.77.1, 6.44.1, 13.1.6, 6.88.1?

I provide some translation by Griffith here: Atharva Veda 6.77.1 Firm stands the heaven, firm stands the earth, firm stands this universal world Atharva Veda 6.44.1 Firm stood the heaven, firm stood ...
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Who is the Hindu god of sacrifice?

Who is the Hindu god of sacrifice? I tried to find out by Googling it, but all I found out was that it was Agni. But I thought that Agni was the god of fire. So, who is it then?
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How do Hindus refute the Muslim belief that the Quran is Apaurusheya? [closed]

Just like how Hindus believe the Vedas are Apaurusheya, Muslims also think that their Quran is Apaurusheya. This is a traditional belief of Islam: Createdness refers to the Islamic doctrinal position ...
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What specifics can be known about past or future universes according to Hinduism?

Here is another quote from Swami Prabhavananda The Spiritual Heritage of India (1962) that offers a fascinating view on the physical world we life in: This process of creation and dissolution goes ...
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Do agni's immortality contradicts gita 2:27?

RV 3.26.7 अग्निरस्मि जन्मना जातवेदाः घृतं मे चक्षुरमृतं म आसन् । अर्कस्त्रिधातू रजसो विमानो अजस्रो घर्मो हविरस्मि नाम ॥ “I am Agni, omniscient by birth, Light is my eye and Immortality is my mouth. I ...
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What is vedAdi?

It is believed by the vedantins that the upanishad are called as veda-anta because they are the concluding part of the vedas. So my question is If there is something called as vedanta then what is ...
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The word "Linga" in Ancient Upanishads

The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad mentions the word linga- तदेष श्लोको भवति । तदेव सक्तः सह कर्मणैति लिङ्गं मनो यत्र निषक्तमस्य । Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 4.4.6 The Bṛhadāraṇyaka is considered as one of two ...
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What is the significance of HRAAM beej mantra

What is the significance of hraam beej mantra and which god or goddess is the beeja related to?
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Where can I find the Vedas to read? [duplicate]

I was searching over the Internet for a long time to find and read the Vedas but it didn't help. Few persons have mentioned that the Vedas will not be in a readable format. Is there any source where I ...
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How are Asura and rakshas so powerful?

If it is said that seminal energy brings strength, power, and peace, then how are so many Asura and rakshas powerful if they don't practice celibacy? (Sometimes even more powerful than god)
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Is changing or altering rituals allowed in Hinduism?

I hear some people say as time changes rituals need to change in order to make them compatible with the modern world. Is it possible to change or alter rituals that are found in scriptures followed ...
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Should a Brahmin strictly follow vedas?

Should a Brahmin or a normal person strictly follow vedas to attain good birth or to attain Moksha.
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Who is the Asura in this Vedic verse?

I came across this book - The Civilized Demons - which basically makes the Harrappans to be the Asuras reviled in Vedas and even the original gods who were replaced by Devas. The writer cited the ...
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Does Yamunacharya think that Shruti doesn't take precedence over Smriti?

Yamunacharya was a medieval Sri Vaishnava scholar who lived a generation or two before the time of Ramanujacharya. He is considered one of Ramanujacharya's gurus, even though they never met. ...
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Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa - Whats the difference between Samhita and Brahmana

Would like to know, whats the difference between Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa and Samhita. I heard that, in Samhita there are some 44 chapters and contains mantras that includes Srirudram-rudraprasna.( ...
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Why do Bramha sutras say that Shudras cannot listen to Vedas?

Bramahasutras mention that it is forbidden for Shudras to listen to Vedic Mantras. Any specific reason for this?
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What are some early exemplars of thought experiments in Hindu scriptures?

A category of experiments called Thought Experiments are considered doyens among the pillars that support and exemplify process of Enquiry. Some of the examples include Schrodinger's Cat in a box, ...
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Does Hanuman Chalisa really compute the distance between Earth and Sun? [duplicate]

Yuga means Divine Time so it's SI Unit would be Seconds. Sastra Yojana means Distance. Now, Distance x Time =/= Distance. So, is this phrase correct or not?
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How to make Shudra into Brahmin, Kshatriya or Vaishya as per Vedas?

The Veda clearly distinguishes between Shudra and Arya. For example: A.V., iv.20.4. — “The thousand-eyed god shall put this plant into my right hand; with that do I see everyone, the Shudra as well ...
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How do Dvaitins interpret the Brahma Sutras where it says Brahman is the material cause of the universe?

The school of Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya believes that Brahman is not the material cause of the universe, but only the efficient cause. But at the end of chapter 2, section 2, the Brahma ...
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How can the Vedas be eternal when it has authored verses?

How can the Vedas be authorless when it has authored speech? For example in the Chandogya Upanishad: The Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) both heard these words, and said: 'Well, let us search for ...
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Where is the verse(s) about Sāvarṇi (a name of the first human) in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda)? Who are Sāvarṇya and Saraṇyū?

I tried control-f-ing to find the mention of Sāvarṇi but it did not work.
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Are not Shri and Lakshmi name of one goddess?

I've read that in Shukla Yajurveda Shri and Laxmi are two consort of Aditya (sun god) I'm pretty sure the Aditya here is Vishnu. But aren't Shri and Laxmi name of just one goddess? Google book
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Can a vow be taken back ? [closed]

I took a vow in an extreme situation. Now that is proving to be counter productive as it is effecting personal life. Can a vow be taken back? Are there any recital of taking back a vow?
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Who are Rig Veda , Yajur Veda and Atharv Veda?

In Gita Krishna says to Arjun that among Vedas he is Sama Veda. Is there any information anywhere as to who are Rig Veda , Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda ? Is is true that Sam Veda has three wives, while ...
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Are there Non-sectarian texts in Sanatan Dharma? it is not a duplicate Q [duplicate]

Disclaimer: The following question has been edited in order not to be confused with another pre-existent question which has been linked below in the body of this question. Many times it is read ...
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Do the Vedas and the Upanishads support atheism(lack of belief in the existence of God or gods)?

Do the Vedas and the Upanishads support atheism(lack of belief in the existence of God or gods)? And if they support, then give reference.
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Are Dvijas allowed to read translations of the Vedas done by Mlecchas?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of this question. I am asking whether Dvijas can read translations of Vedas done by Mlecchas, and that other question doesn't even talk about it. Are Dvijas ...
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What happened after one has achieved oneness with God. According to vedas and Bhagavad Gita [duplicate]

Can we be aware of of what is happening or we have lost our awareness. Can you describe the life after moksha. In short Will our unsatisfied Desire be fulllfild. After moksha
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What does "belief in the Vedas" actually mean?

What does belief in the Vedas or accepting the authority of the Vedas actually mean? Vedas have some mythological stories like women accepting the boon of menstruation from Indra (YV II 5.1). Then ...
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Does Sri Rudram Hymn indicate Lord Shiva or It can be attributed to some other God also?

Many believe that Sri Rudra prashna of Taittariya Samhita is dedicated to Lord Shiva only. Do these mantras have an alternative meaning? Is there any different interpretation of these mantras in a ...
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